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Poster: fivestarmadness Date: Nov 14, 2012 5:31pm
Forum: etree Subject: Blacklisted from the LMA

Dear Warheads (Andy Warstar fans),

Recently, I underwent a personal crisis in my life, facing joblessness, homelessness, and a huge amount of mental distress.

And there was no one there for me.

I e-mailed Internet Archive and asked them to remove the Andy Warstar & the Warstars collection from the LMA. The politely deactivated, the reactivated the collection at my request three times.

I've now made my way back home to Australia, where, after receiving free health care, my life is back on track. I've since requested the Andy Warstar collection be allowed back in the LMA. They've said NO numerous times.

A clear case of discrimination, I could take the lesson. But if I wanted to de-activate, then reactivate my Facebook account, Twitter account, Youtube account, Last FM account, etc. I could do it as many times as I want!

Also clear is that the LMA is being run by a clique who utilize "clubhouse" mentality. There is NO compassion for people like myself who had a breakdown, didn't know what was happening until receiving medical care, then had to go to a foreign country to get help.

If there was compassion and understanding, they'd let the Andy Warstar collection back online, like any other band requesting the same. But discrimination is an ugly game.

Maybe the people running the LMA are "annoyed" by people who've had a mental illness. Isn't that sooo American? And maybe they go around thinking that I'm some "annoying" kid or something.

But I'm actually a serious artist who has spent a lifetime compiling my work and making it ready for online trading communities such as eTree. And now they've rejected everything I've worked so hard for. Even after being in the LMA for 6 months and 116,000 song downloads!

So this is a call to all the Warheads out there who've downloaded Andy Warstar & the Warstars:

Please e-mail letters of support for the reinstatement of Andy Warstar into the LMA to info@archive.org, and address them to Shawnda. She's a nice and friendly gal, and was willing to assist. Perhaps she will have some empathy and put pressure on the powers that be.

This is all I can think to do. I asked my lawyer to assist me in this matter, but he doesn't have time for small potatoes. To me, though, this is my life, and a chance to share my life and music with the world. Isn't that worth fighting for?

Thanks for reading, and thanks for any support you are willing to give.

Much Love,
a.w.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 30, 2012 2:11pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Blacklisted from the LMA

No compassion is Ashland? Bullshit. That town puts-up with far too many like you Andy.....fucking self-important leeches who hate America. Do us all a favor. Stay down-under and milk their system until the teets bleed. You spammed and trolled your way in to LMA and I can't blame them for excluding you based on what I witnessed you do here. Perhaps that douchebag Navickas can send some emails on your behalf.

Now fuck off.

Sincerely,

The business-owning, tax-paying citizens of The City of Ashland

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Poster: Tastes_Like_Burning Date: Dec 14, 2012 3:16am
Forum: etree Subject: high + low = just plain low

high low is a G.D. fan with hatred in his heart, and he is trolling andy warstar.

anybody at archive paying attention?? still thank warstar is the one starting the flame wars?


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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 14, 2012 12:40am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Blacklisted from the LMA

5 things.

1. We've heard your music, it sucks.

2. You use the word "I" too much for my taste.

3. I didn't know you played pro football. Or did you mean expatriate?

4. Glad the message was received.

5. You are a douchebag.



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Poster: Tastes_Like_Burning Date: Dec 19, 2012 6:45pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Blacklisted from the LMA

There's no point in arguing with a Grateful Dead fan. You're already in Hell, and not even Jesus can save you now!!!

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 19, 2012 7:36pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Blacklisted from the LMA

really?

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Poster: Rise_Above Date: Apr 19, 2014 2:23am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Blacklisted from the LMA

No, not really. I guess I can't chastise people based on the music they like, just because I don't like it.

But WOW!!! It's been over a year and a half since I've visited this thread, and I'm still shocked and disgusted by the fascist hater trolls who replied to my original letter.

However, it really doesn't phase me one bit. Since writing the "blacklisted" letter, a lot has changed in my life. The most marked event being that I was finally diagnosed with Schizophrenia (which would partially explain the delusions and voices that told me to remove my music from the LMA).

I guess it really doesn't matter that the people I knew in America (including my own family) treated me like shit and kicked me when I was down. And guess what? You were kicking somebody with a disability! Fucking fascists... Take a good look in the mirror, you robotic bastards.

It's all too clear now what horrible, nasty, non-compassionate people I was surrounded by. Fake smilers and selfish capitalists let me wallow in homelessness for three years without offering me a hand back up. I'm so thankful that chances led me to Australia where I've since received treatment for my illness, and my life is now back on track.

I've also decided to stop playing music in order to spend more time on treating my illness. So Andy Warstar & the Warstars is over now. If I ever do play music again, it will be under a new moniker with an entirely new sound, and with new bandmates.

And if I do play music again, I will be sure to garner support from the good people I've encountered in the mental health community. It's a crying shame that so many decent people face a horrible stigma just because they have mental health issues. Many feel they have to keep it all a secret or they'll be discriminated against. Well, damned if you do and damned if you don't, right?

It's also a terrible shame that so many people in America have mental illness but never seek treatment due to the stigma. Many of these people eventually end up on the street like I did, where people continue to judge them and hate them, calling them 'homeless people' and 'bums'. In a more compassionate society (like Australia) that just doesn't happen as much, and everybody has a place and can contribute. Everyone has worth, and people care for each other here.

So yeah, now I'm just out with it. I have an illness and I hope it goes away eventually. I also hope the Nazi hater trolls go away too (may they all be put in a space capsule and set the controls for the heart of the Sun). But alas, the world is not so intelligent or kind. We will always have to deal with people who have no love or compassion in their hearts.

Yeah, anyways, that's all I came back here to say on this thread. Thanks to all my fans for listening over these past 15 years. It was a lot of fun. Enjoy & Rock On!!!!

(ps. And to all the douchebag hater trolls out there, here's a big 'FUCK YOU'!!!! hasta la vista baby)




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Poster: Tastes_Like_Burning Date: Dec 19, 2012 7:05pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Blacklisted from the LMA

DOWNLOAD ALL 150 ALBUMS BY ANDY WARSTAR & THE WARSTARS HERE:

http://archive.org/details/AndyWarstarTheWarstars-TheAndyWarstarCollection

TOTALLY FREE AND TOTALLY LEGAL TORRENT DOWNLOAD!!!!!

ENJOY & ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!

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Poster: moe-larry-curly Date: Nov 16, 2012 12:54pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Blacklisted from the LMA

http://www.reverbnation.com/
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Poster: Tastes_Like_Burning Date: Dec 19, 2012 7:02pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Blacklisted from the LMA

Thanks moe-larry-curly.

Andy Warstar & the Warstars already has close to thirty original songs posted on Reverb Nation here:

http://www.reverbnation.com/andywarstarthewarstars

Be sure to watch this great performance by WARSTARS here:

http://archive.org/details/LiveInThePlaza_962

And download ALL 150 ALBUMS FOR FREE in this torrent download here:

http://archive.org/details/AndyWarstarTheWarstars-TheAndyWarstarCollection

Enjoy & Rock On!!!!!!!